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Poster: Reade Date: Dec 10, 2012 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crossfire Hurricane

You mentioned honesty. Did the film deal in any way with how they took advantage of a contractual loophole in '81 and cut off Taylor's performing royalties from the '69-'74 albums he appeared on? His story since leaving the band is pretty wild.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Dec 10, 2012 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crossfire Hurricane

Not sure about that and I did not even know that and thanks for that I am going to look into Mick Taylor's cut out!

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Poster: Reade Date: Dec 10, 2012 9:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crossfire Hurricane

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1213013/The-Rolling-Stone-whos-stony-broke-Why-Mick-Taylor-lives-rundown-Suffolk-semi-shabby-car.html

"On the days he has some money, he roots through the stack of bills and pays the ones he can. When he doesn’t, which is often, he phones his friends and suggests they play a few gigs in local pubs and clubs, living out of the back of a Transit van.

But what about his royalties from the Stones? ‘In 1982 they stopped paying me. They’d signed to a different record company and had new contracts and were advised they didn’t need to pay me any more,’ explained Taylor with a shrug.

‘Until then, I’d had a contract with Rolling Stones Records which was licensed to Atlantic Records – the same contract as the rest of the band.’

The deal gave him an equal share of performing royalties, though Jagger and Richards shared the writers’ royalties. But when the Atlantic contract expired, the band’s management used a loophole in Taylor’s contract to stop all payments.

‘I should have got a lawyer,’ he said. ‘But instead I called them rude words and asked how they could just stop paying me. They all know it’s not right. In fact it is outrageous. They get all the money and I get the plaudits and praise, even from Mick.

‘I’ve tried to talk to Mick a couple of times, but I realise that hiring a lawyer is probably the only way they’ll take me seriously. But they figure I’m not going to do anything about it.’

Taylor thinks for a moment, then adds: ‘I’m going to do something about it because it’s morally wrong to cut my royalties for those six albums.’ "



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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 10, 2012 9:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crossfire Hurricane

Sounds Like typical Stones policy to me. The Lawyers have been running that side of the band for a long time now it seems.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 10, 2012 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crossfire Hurricane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGnkAHXO87k

You and your lady are the king and the queen
Rock and roll circus, it's the best I've ever seen
All your leather jackets and your faded jeans
All you have left of your rock and roll dreams

Whoa, put your leather jacket on
Now it's time to be movin' on

You know your lady's like a movie star queen
She's late for her mornings, never wakes from her dreams
I gave her love and I gave her my money
I said, "No thanks, I can't get hooked on ya honey"

Put your leather jacket on
Now it's time to be movin' on

You think you're funky and you think your so tough
Sometimes you're disgusted 'cause you just can't get enough
Think your gonna go back to sunny California
Ride the waves on the cool blue water

Put your leather jacket on
Whoa, yeah, put your leather jacket on

All your leather jackets and your faded jeans
All you have left of your rock and roll dreams

Whoa, yeah, put your leather jacket on

And you move through your world as if it was a dance
You never keep your fortune that you made in the south of France
All your leather jackets and your faded jeans
All you have left of your rock and roll dreams

Put your leather jacket on
Now it's time to be movin' on
Whoa, yeah, put your leather jacket on
Now it's time to be movin' on
Whoa, yeah, put your leather jacket on

All your leather jackets and your faded jeans
All you have left of your rock and roll dreams

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 12, 2012 9:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crossfire Hurricane

No, they did not cover that particular topic. However, Mick Taylor does have his say in this doc. Not sure why they decided not to talk about such a controversial rift. BTW, this is the first I've heard of his exclusion from band royalties.

This post was modified by high flow on 2012-12-13 05:06:26

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